Special Needs | Programme | Digicel Papua New Guinea Foundation

Special Needs

We believe in creating an inclusive and equal society that gives opportunities to all people, including those living with disabilities and special needs. Disability inclusion is about society changing to accommodate difference and to combat discrimination related to people with disabilities. It requires that disability barriers are removed and personal needs relating to impairment are met, thus making possible the full involvement of people with disabilities and enabling them to benefit from services on an equal basis with others. Digicel PNG Foundation’s focus of providing services for people with special needs is mainly done through the support of two key programs – the Community Based Rehabilitation Program and the support of vulnerable women and children at risk through the We Care Foundation. Lack of awareness, education, medical help and appropriate services makes life for people with disabilities and special needs difficult. The efforts of Digicel PNG Foundation in these areas is promoting collaboration with community leaders, people with disabilities, their families and other concerned citizens to raise awareness and change mindsets about disability and special needs in rural, remote and socially marginalized communities of Papua New Guinea.    

Community Based Rehabilitation Program
KPIs for this program FY18/19 Target As at Oct 2018 % Complete
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented 50 143 146 %
KPIs for this program
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented
FY18/19 Target
50
As at Oct 2018
143
% Complete
146 %
Number of old clients profiled and receiving upgraded IRPs 100 278 278 %
KPIs for this program
Number of old clients profiled and receiving upgraded IRPs
FY18/19 Target
100
As at Oct 2018
278
% Complete
278 %
Number of community leaders trained 20 188 940 %
KPIs for this program
Number of community leaders trained
FY18/19 Target
20
As at Oct 2018
188
% Complete
940 %
Number of day care centres established (including IECCE) 2 1 50 %
KPIs for this program
Number of day care centres established (including IECCE)
FY18/19 Target
2
As at Oct 2018
1
% Complete
50 %
Number of caregivers trained 50 161 322 %
KPIs for this program
Number of caregivers trained
FY18/19 Target
50
As at Oct 2018
161
% Complete
322 %
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued to clients 20 72 360 %
KPIs for this program
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued to clients
FY18/19 Target
20
As at Oct 2018
72
% Complete
360 %
Special Needs